Oslo: 19-year-old charged with 1.4 million kroner fraud and pretending to be a police officer

Oslo District CourtPhoto: Heiko Junge / NTB
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A 19-year-old from Oslo is charged with gross fraud, identity theft, and pretending to be a police officer in a BankID fraud case.

During a one-year period from March 2019, the 19-year-old allegedly tricked at least 16 people into giving away information that allowed him to misuse their identity, according to newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN).

According to the indictment, the man is behind fraud or attempted fraud totaling NOK 1,433,390.

The penalty for the indictment circumstances is six years, police lawyer Anne Lise Lunde Tingvold stated.

In custody

The 19-year-old man is also charged with possession of a small amount of cannabis and threats against an Airbnb apartment owner last spring.

Oslo District Court has set aside 13 court days for the case, which should start on February 8 and end on March 1.

The 19-year-old has been in custody since April 2020 and will remain in prison until the case comes to court. 

His lawyer told DN that his client is among the younger inmates in a high-security prison and that he finds that very difficult.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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